The Godless Boys by Naomi Wood

About the book

Imagine an alternative England, where the Church controls the country and non-believers have been exiled to a remote island.

On the Island, a fierce group of boys patrols the community, searching for signs of faith and punishing any believers. When a new girl appears, arriving from the mainland to search for her long-lost mother, the gang is split: one boy falls in love with her, another seeks violent revenge. The struggle between them will change everything.

 

Reviewed by Rucstall Mums

We didn’t like the style it was written in – the description of the book didn’t match our experience. The majority didn’t complete it L

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An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

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Paris, 1895: an army officer, Georges Picquart, watches a convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of a baying crowd. Dreyfus is exiled for life to Devil’s Island; Picquart is promoted to run the intelligence unit that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life…

Reviewed by Enjoying Books

“This erudite author writes beautifully. A true story of the Dreyfus Affair, told through the character of Picquart. It gathers momentum as you are drawn into the awful miscarriage of justice”

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